The Carver College of Medicine Physician Scientist Training Pathway (PSTP) is designed primarily for physicians about to enter residency programs at the University of Iowa who have completed both the MD and PhD degrees. Applicants who have not completed the PhD degree but have a record of outstanding basic or clinical research experience are also eligible.

2017 PSTP Admission Interviews

Preferred interview dates for Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pathology are November 10 and December 11, 2017, however the program may be flexible if those are not possible.  Other participating departments may have different preferred dates.

Application Process

The application process consists of three steps:

1. PSTP candidates should apply to categorical residency programs at the University of Iowa.

2. The supplemental PSTP application should be submitted concurrently.

3. Send your current CV to

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